Love ya too, bud.

Fortunately, I found my wife’s password to wordpress. I was going to type this at work, but I tried all two of the passwords I have ever known Anne to ever use, and they did not work. Then….I tried capitalizing certain letters of the supposed password to no avail. I finally gave up after wordpress said I could no longer type in any more passwords. (Anne, you may get an email from wordpress telling you that someone is trying to hijack your blog by typing in the right user name but false passwords. Go ahead and disregard.)

Yes…..this is Jason, not Anne. I actually decided to hijack her blog one-time and write in it. I hope she is going to be OK with this.

One caveat before I try to blog on my wife’s blog…In no way is this post connected in any way to the owner of this blog, and the owner does not accept any responsibility for spelling errors, grammar miscues, or basic English mistakes. I am a lazy writer. My wife can write, I can do math.

I am not a creative writer. I just wanted to let Anne’s readers know how much I am in love with this woman. I was 24 and single and I knew exactly what I wanted but hadn’t found it yet. When I first met that girl, all’s I could think of was blond, beautiful, and delightful. I loved being around her, and I loved talking to her.

I then found out she was only 19. I knew she was a 30 year-old trapped in a 19-year old body. She has been and always will be an old soul. Still, I could not bare the thought of dating a 19 year old, as I was ready to get married, so I let her go….for the time being. She went off to do her own thing the rest of the Summer of 1998, and then went to Jerusalem to study abroad. I took the fall semester off of school and worked. She was always in the back of my mind.

Finally, in February of 1999, I called her up and asked her out on a date, hoping she would remember me. Thankfully, she did and we hit it off. She said she fell in love with me first. I think I was actually in love with her first, but I just didn’t know it. She may have blogged about this already, but we were dating a month or two and I drove her to the airport so she could catch a plane home to see her parents. As we hugged goodbye, she said, ” I love you”. It wasn’t the type of “I love you” that was defining our relationship; it was a friendly “I love you”. It was typical of Anne and her loving affectionate ways. I knew this to be a friendly gesture on her part, but the words that came out of my mouth after she said what she said was, “ I love you too………bud.” The look on her face was of horror. She realized that she told me she loved me, and she said it first, but I don’t think she really meant it…other than in a friendly way. As I walked away, I could sense the woman was panicking. She yelled out for me, trying to explain what she really meant, but I kept walking away, somewhat relishing in the moment while nodding my head letting her know that I understand what she really meant. I don’t think it helped much. She still talks about this incident to this day, and cringes every time…… “Love you too……BUD”.

Anne is so funny. She makes every day of mine fun and exciting. I told her I adored her as I got on my knee and asked her to be my wife. I still adore her. It has been almost 10 years since our first date, and the adoration continues.

Some people are just lucky. I am one of those people. Most of us get married without really knowing the individual. Of course, we know them enough to love them, but we don’t know what it is like to live with them. I got way more than I knew with Anne. I can’t believe I got her. This woman is amazing. She is way better than I even thought she was when I married her. I think that says a lot.

Anne, I love you. I can go on and on, but I will stop rambling. You are quite the woman. I am so lucky. Happy late Valentines day and soon to be…..10 year anniversary of our first date. I love ya, bud 😉


  1. Ok…..who do I address this to? hahaha! Annie…you are so lucky to have someone love you like he does….I am that lucky too! Isn’t it wonderful?
    And he knows your passwords!!! I love it!

    And to the hubby….way to appreciate your awesome wife! Like I tell my boys…sucking up works! 🙂

  2. Please God, let my wife never hijack my blog.

    The world doesn’t need to know how awkward I really am.

    You did win the prize though. Annie and all of her family are held close to our hearts in this family. But Annie… yea really special. As is Jen, and Laura, Kerry, Diane, Rex, Tim… not so much.

  3. Jason, you rock, as does Annie!

  4. Ohhh so cute! You better give him a big smooch!

  5. Jason is definitely a keeper…I would have to tie my husband up to write anything remotely cool about me on my blog!!!

    One lucky gal, or bud…whichever! 😉

  6. I knew there had to be a great guy behind this amazing woman.

  7. Are we twinners? I started dating my hubby in February of ’99, too! Woohoo! We are coming up on our 10 anniversary. Fab story! Way to go Anne’s hubby!

  8. That is so Jason/Anne for her to panic and you to walk smugly away.

    I love it.

    And I’m glad you found her Jason – and then had the sense to dodge around and find her again. You guys are great together.

    (Do you think Rusty will ever hijack my blog and tell the world how wonderful I am? Somehow I just can’t see it…)

  9. Laurel Albrecht says:

    Jason! I can’t believe it!? You are still only 13 in my mind. I have read Tiffany’s blog (through my sister Erin) and got to Anne’s through her. Thrilled to hear you are doing wonderfully:)
    The Former Babysitter,
    Laurel Hansen Albrecht

  10. Okay Mr. Jason, you just got major points from the blogging world for this. And, heretofore, from your wife.

    Way to be!

  11. Aww, what a sweetie.

    Thank heavens great Hubbys, may they all become blog terrorists for a day!

  12. How sweet he is adorable that secret agent of yours Ms Annie.

  13. Hahaha! This is the cutest thing I’ve read all day!

  14. Super sweet, way to go big guy, tell it like it is and shower her with love.

  15. annie valentine says:

    ACK! Why did I wait so long to check my blog? I LOVE THIS MAN, WORLD, DO YOU HEAR ME? I-LOVE-JASON.

  16. Awwwww so sweet! He’s definitely a keeper!

  17. Definitely a keeper!

  18. saying on blog that you love your wife is good, and, if you want better just say your words, tell your wife everyday, several times a day, that you love her.

    for more tips to say i love you to wife you can come to my blog sometimes.


  19. OH ANNIE………this was an awesome tribute to you!!!! Way to go hubby… racked up some serious “gold stars” on that one.

  20. Stop, stop, I’m gonna puke. Oh fine, have your fun. I’ll be the one sitting unmushily in the corner.

    (Oh and Jason, you could have just called me for her password.)

  21. Awesome comments. Annie, you are very blessed!! 99 was a good year for all of us. Maybe we should all get together and have our 10 year anniversaries together!! That would be fun!!

  22. I wish my husband hijacked my blog and said something really cool about me. He never will though, because I have made it clear that I don’t like surprises and this would qualify in his mind. (only because his previous surprises SUCKED and I told him to NOT surprise me AGAIN.)

  23. Blogstalker says:

    I’d comment but I seriously need to vomit up all this Valentine’s Day candy…suddenly sugary sweet doesn’t sound so good!

  24. So incredibly sweet. I love the “I love you…BUD”. That’s awesome! 🙂

  25. I don’t even know you, but I now love you too. I hope Annie paid you well for your hijacking.

  26. Wow! How sweet you are lucky

  27. How sweet!!

  28. Michelle Johnson-Mathis says:

    Ok so I cried and cried and cried after reading this! Women always say the mushy things, but to actually have the love of your life come out publicly as your hubby did….I am at a loss for words! Of all the people in the world, you definately deserve this!!!!!